Maring strands Manila-bound passengers in Cebu ports

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:36 PM

As Tropical Depression Maring sweeps through Luzon Philippine Coast Guard cancels sea trips leaving Cebu Pier Uno

IN PHOTOS: Hundreds of passengers stranded by Tropical Depression Maring

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

As of Tuesday morning September 12 the Philippine Coast Guard says at least 46 rolling cargoes and 16 vessels are stranded in ports in Bicol due to Tropical Depression Maring

WAITING. Passengers wait for the go-signal from the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila before they can board their vessel to Manila on September 12, 2017. All photos by Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler

Thousands of passengers stranded due to Auring

Jan 08, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board tells transport operators to attend to the needs of affected passengers

Typhoon Nina: Almost 4,000 stranded at Bicol ports

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The 3 641 passengers and 407 rolling cargos are bound for the Visayas and Mindanao as well as the provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate

Thousands stranded in Visayas, N. Mindanao, Bicol over Marce

Nov 25, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says over 10 000 passengers are stranded in ports in Central Western and Eastern Visayas; Northern Mindanao; and Bicol

STRANDED PASSENGERS. An official updates passengers stranded at the Cagban jetty port in Boracay due to Typhoon Marce. Photo courtesy of Malay MDDRMO

450 passengers stranded in Bicol ports due to Lawin

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:26 PM

At least 24 rolling cargoes and 7 other sea vessels were grounded in ports in Catanduanes and Albay according to the Office of Civil Defense Bicol

Image from PAGASA

Over 7,000 Saudi OFWs given financial aid - OWWA

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The agency says P20 000 in financial assistance has already been given to OFWs stranded in Saudi Arabia as well as those who have already been repatriated back to the Philippines

PH gov't urged to fix master list of stranded OFWs to fast-track aid

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:50 PM

ACTS OFW Representative John Bertiz and OFW advocate Susan Ople say the Department of Foreign Affairs should take the lead in repatriating stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia

OFW ADVOCATE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz wants the government to do all that it can to help stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Thousands of OFWs remain stranded, unpaid in Saudi Arabia

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:03 PM

OFWs in Saudi Arabia are in dire need of help after not receiving their salaries for months

File photo by AFP/Fayez Nureldine

IN PHOTOS: Dozens of whales stranded on coast of Indonesia, 8 dead

Jun 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM

At first there were just one or two whales swimming near the shore and the nature of whales is that if they are sick they will come near the shore

DEAD. Residents and officials gather pilot whales who got stranded in the coast of Probolinggo, East Java. ANTARA/Zabur Karuru

Hideo Kojima returns, reveals new game at E3

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Kojima unveils his new game Death Stranding Watch the teaser trailer here

LRT2 resumes operation after 3-hour disruption

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:52 AM

UPDATED The mass transit line was on limited operation on Tuesday morning March 8 stranding hundreds of passengers for about 3 hours

Navy rescues 102 tourists stranded in Masbate

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:38 PM

The local tourists mostly from Metro Manila are on a 3 day island hopping activity and get stranded on Sombrero Island

RESCUED. More than 100 tourists are stranded in Sombrero Island, Burias, Masbate, on February 9, 2016, after they refuse to heed gale warning. Navy officers rescue them. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Negros Occidental sea trips suspended; northern towns on alert

Dec 15, 2015 - 12:11 AM

Hundreds of passengers and cargo trucks are stranded due to the cancellation of trips

5,687 passengers stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Nona

Dec 14, 2015 - 3:57 PM

4th UPDATE A total of 50 vessels 64 motor bancas and 447 rolling cargoes are also not allowed to travel the Philippine Coast Guard says

Indonesia reopens Bali airport after two-day closure

Nov 05, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The airport initially ordered it remain shut until at least Friday morning but conditions improved on Thursday allowing officials to re open it

STUCK. Tourists are stuck in Bali as airport closes due to volcanic eruption. Made Nagi/EPA

LIST: Canceled flights to and from Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Here s a list of canceled flights following the closure of Ngurah Rai International Airport due to volcanic ash from Mount Rinjani

CANCELED. Virgin Australia is one of the airlines that first canceled its flights. Photo by EPA

IN PHOTOS: Tourists stranded, flights canceled in Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Authorities had closed the Ngurah Rai International Airport late Tuesday due to a large ash cloud drifting from Mount Rinjani an active volcano on the nearby island of Lombok

STUCK. Tourists are stuck in Bali as airport closes due to volcanic eruption. Made Nagi/EPA

Typhoon Ineng: 200 evacuated, 60 stranded in Cagayan

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:10 AM

The weather bureau has warned of possible storm surges in the coastal towns of the northern Philippine province

Malaysia clears grave sites as Thais seek stranded migrant boats

May 26, 2015 - 9:04 PM

Malaysian police begin the grisly task of clearing dozens of grave sites in suspected people smuggling camps as Thai aircraft searched for thousands of migrants still believed stranded in the Andaman Sea

MOUNTAIN CAMP. A human jawbone is seen near a grave as members of Royal Malaysia Police forensic team exhume human remains at Wang Burma hills at Wang Kelian, Perlis, Malaysia, 26 May 2015. Photo by Fazry Ismail / EPA

'Amang' leaves over 13,000 stranded at seaports

Jan 17, 2015 - 10:22 AM

5th UPDATE More than 13 000 passengers are stranded at seaports due to Tropical Storm Amang says the Philippine Coast Guard

Davao City flooded after heavy rains, commuters stranded

Oct 29, 2014 - 10:08 PM

No casualties or damage have been reported so far but heavy rains continue in the evening and some areas are experience power interruption

Photo from Davao PIO

Rizal bears brunt of #MarioPH wrath in Southern Luzon

Sep 19, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Trips have been cancelled in some Calabarzon and Mimaropa provinces while roads also remain impassable across the two regions

WebHits: London then and now

May 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Take a look at London in the years 1924 and 2014

Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding

Feb 12, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The pod comprising 8 adults and one juvenile beached themselves at the remote Blue Cliffs Beach on the far south coast of the South Island

MASS STRANDING. A pod of beached killer whales at the remote Blue Cliffs Beach on the far south coast of the South Island, 12 February 2014. Image courtesy Department of Conservation, New Zealand

Building back better: Lessons from Aceh, Sichuan and Haiti

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Let s avoid the mistakes of the past in rebuilding homes in Yolanda affected areas

Relief as harsh Antarctic rescue mission ends safely

Jan 03, 2014 - 11:28 AM

A helicopter ferries the passengers of the marooned ship into an Australian supply vessel ending the difficult mission

MISSION COMPLETE. On  January 2, 2014, passengers who spent Christmas and New Year trapped on a Russian research vessel in Antarctica disembark from a rescue helicopter after they were airlifted from the ice. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Jessica Fitzpatrick/Australian Antarctic Division

[Executive Edge] The business of elite security

Sep 22, 2013 - 8:49 AM

Even in an industry concerned with protecting celebrities and VIPs localizing the service and pricing are key

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Air Force offers helicopter rescues

Aug 20, 2013 - 6:49 PM

The Air Force can deploy 7 helicopters in Metro Manila and 4 in the Clark area in Pampanga

FLOODED: Aerial view of Laguna. Photo by the Philippine Air Force

Navy rescues 3 Brits off El Nido

Jun 13, 2013 - 7:18 PM

The foreigners yacht encountered trouble amid harsh weather They were rescued after a search operation that lasted 12 hours

5 fishermen rescued by Vietnamese boats set to fly back home

Feb 02, 2013 - 2:43 PM

The 5 rescued fishermen are Willy Diaz Isny Boy Diaz Rodney Acosta Richard Matiaong and Asadin Taha

A ticket home for man stuck in NAIA

Jan 11, 2013 - 1:14 PM

Gary Austin the man stuck in the airport gets a ticket from a Rappler reader

HAPPY ENDING. A screenshot of the Gary Austin's ticket home. Image courtesy of Cecile van Straten.

Chinese warship seen as threat vs PH

Jul 17, 2012 - 1:00 PM

The UN allows foreign ships to pass through Philippine waters but not when they pose economic or security threats